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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full-time 32.44hrs per week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR 1 to MPR 6 / UPR 1 to UPR 3

Additional allowances

TLR 2B (£5,355)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our successful English department as Second in Charge. This post would suit someone looking to progress into leadership or grow existing skills. Thornden School offers an outstanding induction, training, and development opportunities through the HISP Multi Academy Trust.

We may consider applications for a Teacher of English if the applicant is an ECT or not ready for leadership. Please contacthr@thornden.hants.sch.ukif you are interested.

Thornden is an oversubscribed school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and,at further and higher education.

About the role:

  • To teach English to an excellent standard to all Key Stage 3 and 4 year groups
  • To assist in leading (as second in charge) the raising and maintaining standards of student attainment and achievement in the English department
  • To promote learning and to monitor, support and be accountable for student progress in English
  • To ensure consistently high level of professionalism is maintained
  • To promote the school’s belief in creating a safe environment for students through robust safeguarding practices and maintaining an environment where students feel confident to approach any member of staff with a concern

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • First class leadership qualities
  • Vision, energy and enthusiasm innovation and perseverance in supporting achievement
  • Willingness to pursue high standards, both academic and behavioural
  • Ability and willingness to engage in difficult conversations with colleagues about teaching and learning performance
  • Professional image and high personal standards
  • An excellent team-player who relates well to students, staff, parents and the wider community
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meeting the changing needs of the department
  • The ability to work under pressure and maintain a good sense of humour
  • Resilience, realism and a sense of perspective
  • Willingness to contribute to all aspects of school life
  • Aspiration to lead a larger team and progress to senior leadership level in the longer term

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • A positive working environment focused on staff well-being, student welfare, progress and high standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • In-house Teaching School
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme

Further details about the role

About HISP Trust:

HISP Multi Academy Trust believe in building excellent educational environments that inspire and unlock potential in all our school communities.  We currently have multipleschools within our Trust covering the age ranges from nursery to 16 with plans to expand and grow quickly across our geographical location.

Whilst we are currently a small Trust, we are ambitious and have a broad range of outward facing accreditations that support our schools and those within our local area.  We are part of the Education Endowment Foundation Network with our HISP Research School.  Evidence informed practice underpins our ethos, professional development and school improvement.  We have an outstanding provision for training new teachers through our Hampshire SCITT Partnership, which also supports career progression for staff within our Trust and links to higher education. We have recently been designated, by the DfE, with two Teaching School Hubs covering Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the South Eastern and South Western parts of Hampshire.  The core purpose behind the Teaching School Hubs is to become centres of excellence for teaching and leadership training and development.

Commitment to safeguarding

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

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About Thornden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1466 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thornden School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in January 2020. As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support and wider opportunities.

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

In the results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance was 0.65 in 2019 which puts the school at the top of the league tables for Hampshire. We had anticipated even better performance and outcomes for 2020.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. Thornden also leads a large successful Teaching School alliance with an outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme and we are a Research School.

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